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2119 Whangarei Heads Road | McLeod Bay RD4, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
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Flutes
Ranked #16 of 32 Whangarei B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Swanage, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at flutes was so comfortable and relaxing. Our hosts, Andy and Kay could not have been more helpful, even finding an osteopath for a bad back! The weather was not kind for our visit, but the quality of our accommodation, the views and the welcome easily made up for that. This is a brilliant place to stay on... More

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Flutes, Owner at Flutes, responded to this review

Jill and Bob, The weather certainly was not kind to you, so we are very glad to see that your stay was still an enjoyable one. Hoping that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday...hopefully with minimal back problems! Thanks very much for your positive comments. With best wishes, Kay &Andy More

Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I had heard about Flutes but never been there and had always wanted to go there. My friends treated me for my 60th birthday and they could not have chosen a better way to celebrate! We got picked up by their courtsey van and was greeted by Kay with a glass of fine wine. The atmosphere and hospitality were first... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Another great visit to Flutes. We stayed overnight in the Bayview Suite on our way up to the Cape then stayed in the Courtyard apartment for 5 nights on our return. The accommodation in both the Courtyard and the Bayview is so comfortable and we love Kay's handmade chocolates and her wonderful breakfast muffins. What an amazing place to wake... More

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Flutes, Owner at Flutes, responded to this review

Its always good to hear from happy guests! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and that you took full advantage of some beautiful Northland weather while you were here. We loved hearing about the many things to do and places to go which you found here. Thanks for your kind words, and please do keep that promise that you will... More

Tairua, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This was our second stay at Flutes and it is still a wonderful place to stay, who would want to stay in Whangarei when you can go just that bit further and enjoy Mclouds Bay and the hospitality of Kay & Andy. The breakfasts are fabulous andit was a treat to watch the wildlife enjoy theirs too. The Bayview room... More

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Flutes, Owner at Flutes, responded to this review

Thank you for those kind words. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay at Flutes...and the beautiful area around us! As for coming back...you will be welcome any time! More

Old Bar
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We spent a week in the modern Courtyard apartment and were impressed by the spaciousness and the facilities in it. The kitchen was roomy and was fully fitted - pots and pans, jug, toaster etc – for a self-catering stay. The bathroom was also well fitted out and had plenty of area as did the mezzanine bedroom, with its great... More

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Flutes, Owner at Flutes, responded to this review

Firstly, thank you for taking time to write your review. For us being involved in customer service means all comment is valid,but of course we are very disappointed to read this particular review. We have responded directly to the reviewer and indicated areas where we accept their criticicsm as fully valid and others where we don't. We have also indicated... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Yet another visit to Flutes. This time we took advantage of Andy's shuttle service - he collected us from and returned us to Auckland airport which made all the difference. The Bayview room was still as comfy and tastefully furnished. Kay's breakfasts are still delicious. The wildlife on the lawn has increased - 20+ ducks, rabbits and a number of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

We stayed in the Bayview Suite, which has a nice private deck overlooking the picturesque McLeod Bay area. Breakfast each day was generous and delicious each day - especially those freshly baked muffins! Flutes is about 30 minutes away from Whangarei in the car, but don't let it put you off, as the drive is lovely, and a tranquil destination... More

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Tairua, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Kay & Andy were perfect hosts, Kay a fabulous cook, they couldn't do enough for us. We loved the room we stayed in,the linen was lovely, the bed very comfortable, bathroom great with all that you could need down to a manicure set. McLeod Bay was great, handy to lovely walks and beaches and "The Deck" was just 3 minutes... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We had a delightful 3 night mini holiday in the Bayview suite at Flutes where we had a room that exuded luxury and a peaceful view to look out onto. The room had a king size bed (with luxurious bedding and cushions), a fridge (complete with complimentary champagne), a desk (with tea, coffee and handmade chocolates), TV and DVD player,... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

This is a beautiful B & B. Kaye and Andy have gone out of their way to make the rooms very sumptuous and inviting. In particular we appreciated the gourmet coffee, hand made chocolates and champagne in the room. In addition the bathroom towels were beautiful and seemed to be changed all the time. Kaye and Andy are great hosts... More

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Address: 2119 Whangarei Heads Road | McLeod Bay RD4, Whangarei 0174, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Whangarei
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Take a relaxing break at Flutes, for Bed and Breakfast and self-contained contemporary luxury accommodation, set in the shade of Mount Manaia . Our two accommodation options are : The Studio - self- contained with fully fitted kitchen, sleeps up to 4 people. The Bayview Suite - A spacious room with a kingsize bed and stunning sea views Both rooms have ensuite shower and Sky TV. Spa bathroom and sauna are also available for guests ... more   less 

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